The I Ching: Or, Book of Changes

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Hellmut Wilhelm
Princeton University Press, 1967 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 740 pages
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'The I Ching, or Book of Changes' is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for three thousand years, and interest in it has been spreading in the West. First set down in the dawn of history as a book of oracles, the Book of Changes deepened in meaning when ethical values were attached to the oracular pronouncements; it became a book of wisdom, eventually one of the Five Classics of Confucianism, and provided the common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy.

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User Review  - xuebi - LibraryThing

An ancient Chinese manual for divination, the I-Ching (Yijing 易經) has long been the source of much interest both inside and outside of China. This version, the translation by Richard Wilhelm (the eminent German sinologist), is still one of the best around. Read full review

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User Review  - shieldwolf - LibraryThing

OK This is the granddaddy of I Ching primers in English, Cary Baynes Translation for Richard Wilhelm's German version is considered to be THE reference book for all other English books on the subject ... Read full review

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